Glenlivet 12-year-old

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Pure Single Malt - Miniature
Stated Age
12 years old
43.0 % Vol.
50 ml
Added on
09 Nov 2014 9:14 am by KayMeertens

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Whisky Reviews for Glenlivet 12-year-old

3 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 81.25 points

  1. Thermidor scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    An underrated little number that beats the current 12yo any day.
    • Nose
      Sweet apple juice, wet tobacco, and a nice fattiness. A bit of grass, and green apples. The faint smoke comes through clearly. Some fresh barley too.
    • Taste
      A pleasant surprise: you'd be hard pressed to find such a mature mouthfeel in any contemporary 18yo, let alone a 12yo. Really good integration and no off notes. Lovely interplay between the mild, greasy smoke in the back, and the apple juice notes in the front. You can even taste some mature oak here.
    • Finish
      A slight letdown, since it recedes fast into the back. After some 15-20 min in the glass it feels more firm and slightly waxy, but still the finish is the weakest link.

  2. sarthur71 scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      83 83

  3. KayMeertens scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Honey, apple, peach and orange zest. Quite peppery for its low ABV. Later creamier: vanilla and a little banana.
    • Taste
      Honey, apple, peach, vanilla, almond and plum.
    • Finish
      Dry and nutty. Still some honey as well.


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